lol this isn’t really a review of the movie. couldn’t think of another word to describe this post lol, but here goes…
i watched “No Other Woman” at Mall of Asia today because i was bored and didn’t want to waste another day off school at home doing nothing.. i had a hard time deciding between this movie and “Warrior” (had good reviews on IMDB), but i decided to watch this instead because I haven’t watched a tagalog movie in a while, and this one had both anne curtis and cristine reyes – made me curious and i liked the plot.
Anne Curtis starts off the movie with a steamy water scene..
hahaha i love how the movie starts off with anne rising from the water in a two-piece like a goddess, walking towards you nice and slow… i wonder how awkward it must have been for the guys who were with their girlfriends hahaha! well, i watched the movie alone so there was no awkward moment for me. =) didn’t find myself getting a boner either, was too busy sippin’ on some taro milk tea from chatime, but i could definitely feel the awkward tension in the cinema during that little scene with anne at the start hahah! I guess they started the movie off with that scene to wake everyone up and to get them pumped for the rest of the movie.. who knows lol.
Don’t really want to go through the movie from start to finish, but basically Derek randomly meets Anne while he’s swimming. They see each other again at a resort that Anne’s dad owns, they decide to hang out, end up kissing, hang out again, then they end up going all the way and having sex. So Derek basically cheats on Cristine, his wife.
I think acting-wise, Derek was just ok – not bad, but not great either. It was really a battle between Anne and Cristine. I think they both did exceptionally well with their respective roles. It’s hard to say who I thought did better, maybe Anne.. slightly. She was an outstanding kontrabida, she really owned her role as a mistress.
I don’t know what else to say except mannnnnnnn.. if I was DEREK, I would be more than happy… with CRISTINE. He is one lucky bastard. When you have a beautiful wife, who is kind, loving, caring, at simple lang, why the hell would you want to be a dickhead and cheat on her??
Yeah, sure, Anne might be tempting, but so is porn. It’s something called self-control and remembering why you chose to be with someone. Shit playa, control yoself.
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Favorite parts of the movie…
- Tear-jerker scene #1: The first scene that made me teary-eyed was the scene when Cristine broke down in her room at the resort. I guess I got too into the movie to the point that I just really felt sorry for Cristine, and I could really imagine how she must have felt through it all. Her acting was very believable, especially in the parts where she first felt apprehensive about whether Derek was cheating or not.
As you watch the movie, all that you feel for Cristine really builds up inside, and then I guess that scene at the resort is what eventually brings it out for ya. First she makes up with Derek and you are led to believe that everything is ok. Cristine then comes with Derek to Anne’s resort to kind of shove it in her face that they’re ok, despite Cristine’s knowledge of Derek’s adventure on the sideline. Then there was a scene where Anne was alone, lying down on a chair in a two-piece. Cristine approached her and started throwing all these killer lines at her hahahah! Then she took off what she was wearing to reveal her two-piece, and I guess also to show Anne that she’s not the only one who has a body to flaunt. One of the lines I remember Cristine saying was “Alam mo anong tawag sa mga umaagaw ng asawa? Ahas. Yung bikini mo, baka balat mo lang yan” (Anne was wearing a snake skin bikini) hahaha!
Another line was “Ang marriage ay parang exclusive village lang. Kailangan binabantay mo para hindi makapasok ang mga squatter.” which Anne retaliated with, “Buti nakapasok ka pa dito sa resort. Bawal kasi ang ugaling skwater dito” haha.
Line after line, Anne eventually said something to Cristine that literally crushed her on the inside. Ipinamukha niya kay Cristine ang lahat ng ginawa nila ni Derek, and how much she enjoyed all of it. It was too much for Cristine to take in, tears rolled down her face and she just walked off without a word. And that’s when she decided “fuck this!” and packed her shit ahaha, and then Derek just so happened to come in at the RIGHT time.. with a look on his face that just screamed “shit! she’s actually leaving!” hahaha. But on a more serious note, this exact scene, particularly when she broke down when Derek came in the room, was what made me teary. *Looks to the right and to the left….* yup! no one can see me! =) sige lang neil, ilabas mo lang iyan! hahaha. Nothing wrong if I get teary-eyed during a movie, right? I’m sure it just means I have a heart.. =) hahaha. I swear, the people who make these freaking movies, they always find the PERFECT parts and the EXACT moments to play these damn songs just to evoke an emotional response from the audience. They sure got me good. LOL. I really liked the theme song for the movie, “Now That You’re Gone” by Juris, and I love Juris’ voiceeee! =)
Not sure what else to say except that I really felt so bad for her man. You just have to watch the movie to see ALL that she goes through before the scene where she breaks down to really understand her pain..
- Tear-jerker scene #2: The scene where Derek finally woke up in hospital and recovered from the car crash. What made the scene an emotional one was that Cristine was there for him, patiently awaiting his recovery. Despite already having left Derek, and all the shit that Derek did and how much he hurt her, she was still there for him. Maybe I got too into the movie, but I just imagined myself as Derek in that scene, and if that happened to me, I’d probably tear up too. Just waking up and seeing that she’s right by your side, despite all the fuckery you did, it’d probably make you feel like “man… what did I do to deserve a girl like this?”
I guess some people just don’t realize how lucky they really are until it hits them in the face.
And yeah, it was soo good that it was Cristine and Derek parin in the end After that scene, Derek visited Anne and they bid their final goodbyes and Anne left to NY.
- Cristine invites Anne over for some dinner and Derek later comes home to see them both serving the same dinner. Epic scene hahah, one of the best in the movie. Cristine threw a crapload of good lines in that scene hahah.
- Derek comes home after sexing Anne. When he gets home, Cristine is just lying in bed. She wakes up and the first thing she asks Derek is if he wants to eat. She goes out of the room and he just sits there feeling guilty and starts getting all teary-eyed.
Very believable scene. Sure, you can have your fun, but when you come home and your wife’s first question is “do you want to eat?” then damn straight you should be feeling guilty. Which brings me back to my original point, when you have a wife like that (simpleng maganda, kind, loving, caring), what more could you ask for? why be an asshole and cheat?
Some of my favorite lines from the movie…
I say “some” because there was just so many good lines in the movie. I had trouble taking down notes because I was only typing them in my phone hahaha, couldn’t keep up!!
Cristine’s mum to Cristine: ”Ang mundo ay isang malaking Quiapo, maraming snatcher. Maaagawan ka, kaya lumaban ka!”
“Ipack-up mo na ang Lucy Torres mo, at ilabas mo na ang Gretchen Barretto mo! Ako ng bahala sa red stilettos mo”
Cristine to Anne during dinner with Derek: “Alam mo, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach pero sa gandang mo yan siguro meron kang alam na shortcut..”
Hahaha.. I can’t remember anymore. They’re all in my phone, can’t be bothered checking for the rest. Basta, andaming magandang lines na binitawan ni Cristine! Just watch the movie!
No dull moments. Amazing story. Above par acting by both Cristine and Anne. Almost perfect character development. Some eye-opening (in the sense that it’s true, not really eye-opening as in shocking) lines by Anne, and so many funny lines from Cristine and her mother hahah. And lastly, there’s definitely a lesson to learn from the movie.
One of those movies you have to get on DVD.